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An editor asked me to substitute the word terrorists for bandits in my report

An editor asked me to substitute the word terrorists for bandits in my report

A Nigerian journalist, Steven Kefas has revealed why the mainstream media in Nigeria cannot name bandits terrorists. 

 

Sharing his expertise whereas engaged on a narrative for a Nigerian media home, Kefas recalled how an editor requested him substitute the phrase ‘terrorists’ for ‘bandits’ in his report.

 

When he inquired why he ought to in order that, the journalist revealed that the editor informed him that the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation reportedly warned them towards doing so. Kefas acknowledged that despite the fact that terrorists allegedly bombed a rail line with the intention of kidnapping folks, the media nonetheless referred to them as bandits. 

 

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